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Mr Douglas Macmillan

Consultant Oncoplastic & Cosmetic Breast Surgeon


Practises at: The Lincoln Hospital, The Park Hospital


Personal profile

Mr Macmillan performs only breast surgery and has over 20 years’ experience as a Consultant in breast cancer surgery, breast reconstructive surgery and cosmetic breast surgery. He is the lead breast surgeon at the internationally renowned Nottingham Breast Institute. Prior to being appointed as Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at the Nottingham Breast Institute, he was Senior Lecturer in Breast Surgery at the University of Nottingham.

Prior to that he was visiting fellow in Breast Surgery at the Edinburgh Breast Unit and before that, surgical trainee in Glasgow, where he undertook an MD thesis in aspects of breast conserving surgery for breast cancer. He qualified in Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1988.

He is recognised as a leading expert in all types of breast surgery, being a frequently invited speaker, operation demonstrator and faculty member at many national and international breast meetings and courses. He is a national trainer in oncoplastic breast surgery and a Royal College of Surgeons and European School of Oncology demonstrator and lecturer. 

He has published over 150 articles and more than 25 book chapters in breast-related topics and leads a team of researchers in oncoplastic breast surgery. He is co-president of the International Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Conference.

He has a large, well-organised NHS and private practice dedicated entirely to breast surgery that is serviced by excellent breast care nurses, and a specialist team of expert breast radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and psychologists

He works in and discusses cases with a large multidisciplinary team and closely liaises with specialist colleagues. He offers a one-stop diagnostic clinic for breast problems and a comprehensive planning clinic for all types of breast surgery. This includes 3D planning of cosmetic procedures. He also undertakes gender reassignment breast surgery.

 He is always happy to give second opinions and expert advice. A tailored screening service is provided as well as personalised follow-up and after care following breast surgery and breast cancer treatment.

Clinical interests

All breast surgery including:

  • Breast cancer diagnosis and management
  • Oncoplastic breast conserving surgery
  • Mastectomy and breast reconstruction
  • Breast cancer treatment planning and prognosis estimation
  • Expert in implant and LD flap reconstruction
  • Nipple reconstruction and tattooing
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Expert in breast augmentation (enlargement)
  • Expert in breast reduction
  • Implant removal surgery
  • Re-do cosmetic surgery
  • Fat transfer and breast lipomodelling
  • Breast lift
  • Breast asymmetry correction
  • Nipple eversion
  • Accessory breast removal
  • Male breast problems and gynaecomastia
  • Gender reassignment breast surgery
  • Risk reducing breast surgery
  • Family history and breast risk assessment
  • Re-do breast surgery
  • Locally advanced breast cancer
  • Benign breast problems
  • Breast infections
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Expert opinions on breast related problems
  • Medicolegal reports on breast related issues

Professional memberships

  • British Association of Breast Surgeons
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • British Breast Group
  • British Association of Surgical Oncology
  • European Association of Surgical Oncology
  • NICE Clinical Standards in Breast Cancer Committee